Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga Presiding Over A Church Mass At The Mapeera Day Celebrations In Entebbe
By PEACOCK KAWEESA
The archbishop of Kampala archdiocese, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga is bitter with the media over putting word into his mouth. The archbishop over the weekend bashed the media allegations of begging government shs9bn to host the Pope Francis in Uganda. The archbishop while presiding over a church mass at the Mapeera memorial church, Cyprian denied media reports of begging government for financial support to host the second coming of Pope Francis to Uganda. He said that the media has reported that his in secret talks with government over the Pope’s visit ahead of the Martyrs day celebrations slated for later this year.
Earlier this month, it was reported in local media that the Catholic Church had submitted a request for more than Shs 9 billion to renovate the Namugongo shrine in preparation for the Pope’s visit. However, Lwanga says he cannot request money from the central government and the Catholic community when the Pope’s visit hasn’t yet been confirmed.
Lwanga was speaking at Kigungu landing site on Sunday, during celebrations to mark the first missionaries Amans Delamas and Loudel Simeone Mapeera’s visit and introduction of the Catholic faith in Uganda. The two missionaries are said to have come into the country on February 18, 1879.
The celebrations of the two missionaries; Amans and Loudel have been ongoing for the past 40 years. However, Catholics in Kalangala insist that the two missionaries first docked in Bugoma, Kalangala on February 14, 1879, where they constructed their first Church before reaching Kigungu.
The archbishop also cried to government over the increasing crime rate in the country and urged Ugandans to turn to God and religion